Geri's Frosted Ginger Cookies
Frosted Ginger Cookies Recipe

Geri's Frosted Ginger Cookies

Butter frosting enhances a timeless molasses-spice drop.

36
cookies
1 hr 25 min
PREP TIME
2 hrs
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cookie

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup light molasses

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Frosting

3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter softened

1 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350ºF.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 3/4 cup butter, sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add molasses, eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla; continue beating until smooth. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until cookies spring back when touched lightly in center. (Do not overbake.) Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Place 3 tablespoons brown sugar, milk and 1 tablespoon butter in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla; beat until well mixed. Cool 5-10 minutes or until mixture reaches desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cookies.

Tip #1

- If frosting thickens, beat in 1 to 2 teaspoons milk.

Tip #2

- This recipe may be easily doubled.

Nutrition

110Calories
4.5Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
80Sodium (mg)
18Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  December 02, 2016

These cookies are outstanding. My husband is not a real eater of sweets and he anticipates these every holiday.

— says Tanisha
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  December 11, 2010

These cookies became an instant hit the first time I made it, with family and friends alike. Only problem now is making enough of them to go around- everyone looks forward to receiving a plate of these when I've been baking!

— says Nancy
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